29 Jun '12, 3pm

Fractal Antenna Systems demonstrates practical invisibility cloak #news #electronics

Fractal Antenna Systems Inc. announced successful demonstration of the world’s first practical invisibility cloak, at microwave frequencies. The device clearly shows the ability to “see through to the other side” for large, 3-Dimensional objects, thus rendering them invisible over a wide frequency range. “It’s just what Harry Potter would want” Previous invisibility cloaks were laboratory prototypes that commonly cloaked paperclips, thimbles, plastic cylinders, or small objects, and held no hope as practical devices. Also most cloak claims place the object in shadow, or render them black, so they block the view to the other side. In contrast, the firm’s new invisibility cloak, which leads the convention for true invisibility, is not powered and has no restriction of object placement. “It’s just what Harry Potter would want,” said inventor, Nathan Cohen. The invisibility cl...

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